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Getting Rid of Termites the Natural and Easy Way

Large termite on a piece of woodPests like ants and cockroaches are certainly not welcome in anybody’s home. They might be harmless (except for a few occasional shrieks when cockroaches come flying), but no one wants to have them at home, crawling through the countertops of the furniture. Termites are a whole new different story.

Not because you can’t see them does not mean they are harmless. They eat and destroy your wooden furniture and when you finally see it, it’s already too late. Protect your wood from termites with these simple home remedies.

1. Borax solution

Borax is not only good for making your laundry cleaner, it also possesses different alternative uses and one of which is being an effective pesticide. Mix borax powder (or boric acid) with water then spray away.

2. Sunlight

Is your antique wooden chair slowly being infested by termites? Take it out for some sunbathing. The heat of the sun would kill termites as they cannot survive in extremely hot temperatures.

3. Orange Oil

Drill small holes in the affected areas of the wood and inject orange oil into it. Depending on the severity, termites would be gone in three days to three weeks.

4. Vinegar

Not only is vinegar a good cleaning solution and cooking ingredient, it is also a great way to get rid of termites. Spray some vinegar on the termite nest and see these pests get killed.

5. Salt solution

Fill a syringe with saline solution and inject it on termite entry points. Inject it on other holes as well. Repeat this process for a couple of days to eliminate termites completely.

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When termite infestation has become too much, it's best to seek professional help to prevent health and safety hazards in your homes. Try these methods and keep your wooden pieces well protected for an affordable price.

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